Chicken with mushrooms

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal260
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 50g cubetti di pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 300g small button mushroom
  • 2 large shallot, chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g frozen pea
  • small handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Season and dust the chicken with flour, brown on all sides. Remove. Fry the pancetta and mushrooms until softened, then remove.

  2. Add the final tbsp oil and cook shallots for 5 mins. Add the stock and vinegar, bubble for 1-2 mins. Return the chicken, pancetta and mushrooms and cook for 15 mins. Add the peas and parsley and cook for 2 mins more, then serve.

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Comments (88)

Clairebear2's picture

I added a teaspoon of french mustard and a tablespoon of creme fraiche to this and it was spot on!

Cinny's picture

Nice, gentle comfort food. I added wine and garlic plus some dried thyme and gently simmered it so the chicken was really tender. Peas and parsley I added at the last minute, although I think I put in too much bacon (didn't measure it!) Good easy recipe but glad I added a bit more taste as it would definitely have been way too bland.

waterflame's picture

It is OK but definitely cannot call it healthy.

hyperion's picture

Another good recipe. I was happy with this dish. I served it up with mash and broccoli.

Altogether, it took me 70 minutes to prepare this meal. Partly because I'm slow anyway, and partly because the mash and broccoli added to the preparation time. Hopefully next time it will be quicker.

Anyway, it was easy to prepare and turned out well.

My baby mushrooms were quite big, so I cut them in half. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. For the stock, I used half of a very low salt stock cube from Kallo, just to make it even healthier. A better frying pan would have been useful to avoid the chicken thighs sticking.

I'll be cooking this dish again, that's for sure.

goatless's picture

I do love this recipe but would appreciate splitting the steps down more - this isn't a two step process!

The first step in the recipe is actually two and the second step is probably three - the way it's laid out at the moment I find it too easy to miss things as I'm skim reading between actually doing things ...

It's a really tasty meal though and can't recommend enough.

nesschef's picture

Delicious! I too added some garlic. Also only put half of the amount of stock and the other half white wine and eliminated the vinegar.

nesschef's picture

Delicious! I too added garlic but also replaced half the chicken stock with white wine and deleted the vinegar.

deedee7's picture

I made this for dinner last night and it was very nice, I added garlic for a bit of extra flavour and served on a bed of baby spinach.

catie74's picture

Great family favourite. I too add garlic and serve with rice or potatoes

AlexMann's picture

Cooked this last week for meals for work. Still amazing the next day. Did the same as most, added garlic & served with mash! tasted incredible! :-)

allyomalley's picture

Absolutely delicious! I am a bit of a novice to cooking, but me and my boyfriend both loved this. I took the advise of others and added garlic and a little bit of creme fraiche and served with mashed potato. As my local shop didn't have pancetta or shallots, I used bacon and red onions instead, which worked wonderfully. Would definitely cook again.

pippa154's picture

Thank goodness, a great chicken recipe at last! This worked out very well. Like others, I used red onion instead of shallots and bacon instead of pancetta, it was absolutely delicious, really great sauce. Think the kids will like it too, going to try it out with them next!

mandnlee's picture

Just made this as an informal Sunday lunch for the family. Used chicken breasts, and served alongside baton carrots and broccoli. My OH said it reminded him of a French style dish. Lovely, will make again.

andyrymarz's picture

Made this last night, utterly delicious and fab for the freezer. I did a slightly less healthy version using Bacon Lardons instead of Pancetta purely on the basis, Bacon is, well, Bacon and simply a win win. Also added more peas and stock. Fab food.

broadhaven's picture

Once again GF doesn't let me down. Delicious recipe. Forgot to add peas but had it with leeks and potatoes.

mireillemyers's picture

I made this today absolutely fab and so easy to make! Will definitely be cooking this again

Fififoodie's picture

Delicious easy recipe for midweek. All the family loved it.

Sarajf87's picture

Made this evening.. It was ok. It definitely needs a spoon or 2 of creme fraiche stirred in at the end. I served with mash, would probably serve with pasta next time. I added 2 cloves of garlic and it probably still needed more.
It was nice but I won't be in a rush to make it again to be honest.

Sarajf87's picture

Made this evening - it was ok. Definitely think it'll be better with a spoon or two of creme fraiche stirred in at the end. I added 2 cloves of garlic, probably needed more.
It was ok - I don't think I'll be in a rush to make it again to be honest.

lazywife's picture

This. Is. Deeeeeee. LISHOUS!!!!!

Everyone in the family cleared their plates and wanted more (there wasn't any). Even my very fussy daughter proclaimed it to be "quite nice" (a higher accolade than you might think, considering the source). This will become a regular meal in our house.


Questions (1)

stbr25457's picture

Would chorizo sausage work instead of bacon ? My bacon is in the freezer.

Tips (2)

Geronimojo's picture

Used a mixture of skinless thighs and drumsticks and added fresh tarragon and white wine. So easy and tasty.

rstokes's picture

I added a generous splash of apple juice (not from concentrate) to boost the flavour and stirred in two tablespoons of half fat crème fraîche at the end to make the parsley sauce a bit creamier. Works best with skinless chicken thighs, rather than breasts.